Wednesday, July 31, 2013

[californiadisasters] On This Date In CA Weather History (July 31)

2012: A strong thunderstorm produced heavy rain in the Split Mountain area of the Anza Borrego
A 15-foot wall of water rushed through Split Mountain Road in Fish Creek. Two hikers, a man and his son, were caught in the canyon, but were able to get to higher ground and were unharmed. Their pickup truck, however, was washed 1.5 miles down the canyon and destroyed.

The high temperature at Lovelock, NV, was 102°.

1991: Monsoon flow spawned thunderstorms that drenched Ocotillo with 6" of rain in two hours.
Part of a store and a house were flooded and buried in mud and sand.
Imperial highway was washed out. Many daily rainfall records were set on this day.

1931: Fresno reached into the triple digits for the 28th time this month.
This tied a record for the most triple digit high temperatures in the month of July last set in 1906.

1922: Lemon Cove (Tulare Co.) reached 118° for a high temperature.

15 day stretch of consecutive days with high temperatures of 110° or greater in Bakersfield comes to an end.
This is the city's longest stretch of extreme heat on record.

1906: Every day this month in Bakersfield had a high temperature in the triple digits.
This is the only month on record where this has ever happened.

1891: Six day streak of consecutive days with high temperatures of 110° or better in Fresno comes to end.
This is the longest such period of heat on record in Fresno.

Source: NWS Hanford, Reno, & San Diego

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